Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jenny Pox (the paranormals , book 1) by J.L. Bryan 

    Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.

    Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all. 

About the author:

     J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, dogs Violet and Tiger Lily, and cats Shadow and Sue.

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My review:

    I've had this book on my kindle tbr list for awhile now so I finally decided to give it a read. I is not the YA paranormal romance that I thought it was. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone younger than 18yrs. I is full of sex and drugs along with alot of immorality and manipulative mean girls. I have read other reviews that compare this book to Carrie and I have to say that I agree with that in some ways. Jenny lives her life in her own solitude unable to have any kind of relationship with normal people. Until she realizes Seth can give her something she's never thought possible a friendship and possibly love. 
     It was a really good  read and I enjoyed  it all the way through. I starts off as a very sad story. Jenny is such a sweet girl with such a horrible gift that you can't help feeling so bad for her. And of course there's always that one mean girl who makes it their mission in life to never let you have any kind of happiness. And when Jenny finally does find that happiness there's always something or someone trying to muck it up. when Jenny gets her "Carrie" moment and you think this book is going to end in a very tragic way something happens and it was like "Wow okay didn't see that coming".
    I am really looking forward to reading the other books in the series. If your looking for a typical  paranormal romance than this book is not for you but if your looking for something different than you should check it out. This is a free kindle read and can be found on

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  1. Just got done reading Jenny Pox. I think it was a great story. Thanks Terri for recommending it to me. Definatly has a twist at the end, so can't wait to read the sequels to see how this story ends.

  2. Thanks for me comment Shari. lylas